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Pete Tong's Essential New Tune
If you're a regular listener to the show you would have heard this before. It comes from the west country, from Icarus to be precise. It's their new composition that they made from a forthcoming Anjunadeep project, and it is called Hiding.
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 33:05 mins here.
Label: Anjunadeep
Management: Ali, Insanity Group
Radio: Jacko, Listen Up
09 Dec 2016
  • Live Nation Entertainment has bought a 51% controlling stake in Secret Sounds, the Australian music festival group who produce Splendour in the Grass and Falls Music & Arts Festival. (FT, PRNewswire) The deal values Secret Sounds at about $60m.
  • SFX Entertainment has emerged from bankruptcy ahead of schedule. (IQ) New CEO Randy Phillips says he plans to apply the AEG Live model to debt-free LiveStyle, saying: “We’re going to be a music company that specialises in electronic music”. (WSJ)
  • Six men stabbed in mass brawl outside London club Box H9. (RA)
  • A new record shop called 2 Bridges has just opened in NYC, offering a new outlet to showcase a wide variety of music, art and literature. (Mixmag)
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has announced a grant intended to create affordable spaces for artists and arts organisations. (RA)
  • Oakland fire recovery effort ends leaving death toll at 36, raging fire trapped people on second floor. (Billboard)
  • Vinyl sales made the UK record industry £2.4m, while downloads took in £2.1m last week, ERA said. 120,000 vinyl albums were sold, compared with 295,000 digital ones. (BBC)
  • The Lancashire Police force is backing a new initiative that will allow people in Preston to legally take drugs like cocaine and MDMA if they subject the substances to a chemical purity test beforehand. (Mixmag)
  • The Chainsmokers and Flume represent for dance music at 2017 Grammys, DJ Snake snubbed once again. (Billboard)
  • This tiny portable vinyl player works by riding in circles on your records. (Fact)
  • Learn how to use a rotary DJ mixer: Varia Instruments demonstrates its awesome RDM20. (Fact)
  • Discogs have revamped and updated their iOS App. (DT)
  • Ableton Live Tutorial: Creative rhythm programming. (DT)
  • A new report by the Audio Engineering Library (AEL) has revealed that MP3s and similar formats impact the ‘emotional characteristics’ of musical instruments. (M)
  • Apple Music has crossed the 20m paid subscribers mark, up 15% in the last three months. (Billboard)
  • The IFPI has responded to YouTube's announcement of its $1bn music industry ad revenue payout by saying: “The announcement gives little reason to celebrate, however. With 800m music users worldwide, YouTube is generating revenues of just over $1 per user for the entire year.” (BBC, Pitchfork, TorrentFreak)
  • Licensing and distribution technology company Dubset has worked with Bad Royale and Major Lazer to use its extensive network to turn a Toots & the Maytals bootleg into a money-making endeavour for all parties involved. (Billboard)
  • Burning Man announces 2017 theme. (Billboard)
  • The first names have been confirmed for Caprices Festival 2017. (RA)
  • Unsound announces dates for 2017 edition in Kraków. (RA)
  • Romanian festival Interval is putting all of its future events on hold after suffering "massive financial losses." (RA)
  • London's Field Day has added more names to the line-up for its 2017 festival. (RA)
  • Craig Richards and Gottwood have joined forces to put on a brand new festival in Norfolk called Houghton. (Mixmag)
  • Elrow announces Amnesia Ibiza residency for 2017. (Billboard)
  • The BPM Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this coming year, with a massive series of artists and special events in commemoration. (Mixmag)
  • Nic Fanciulli discusses expanding The Social Festival to Mexico and Colombia in 2017. (Billboard)
  • Is the Disneyfication” of Amsterdam ruining the city for the locals? (Pulse)
  • How technology is powering the music industry… in figures. (Midem - Melina Druga)
  • The labels and publishers’ feel that it should be paying more, YouTube feels it is paying enough. The debate is not about to end any time soon. (Mark Mulligan)
  • Vinyl makes us happy, here's why we're buying more of it. (NewStatesman)
  • Blood, Ket, and Tears: What "The Sesh" can tell us about 2016. (Thump)
  • Why the music industry needs a revamped relationship with artists and entrepreneurs. (Variety)
  • Warehouse party safety: What to watch out for and how to prepare. (Billboard)
  • Are giant music festivals at the end of the road? (TheConversation)
  • Electric Daisy Carnival is one of the biggest EDM music festivals on the planet. So why is it cancelling EDC NYC, one of its largest dates? (DMN)
  • Webster Hall VP Heath Miller talks pollstar 'Nightclub of the Year' nomination. (Billboard)
  • Orlando's Pulse nightclub owner says she won't sell to city. (OrlandoSentinel)
  • A new club is opening in Barcelona this weekend called Werk It. (RA)
  • An 1,800-capacity venue called Brooklyn Steel is set to open in East Williamsburg, New York in 2017. (Mixmag)
  • Sydney's lockout laws are to be pushed back by half an hour from January. (Mixmag)
  • A Baltimore art space dubbed The Bell Foundry has been shut down by authorities due to a list of safety violations, leaving a collective of artist residents evicted. (Mixmag)
  • Members of the DIY community have compiled an extensive list of harm reduction measures event organisers can use to ensure the safety of attendees. (Mixmag)
  • Sankeys is opening a new nightclub, called Sankeys East, in Essex. (RA)
  • London's newest venue Printworks has released its 2017 line-ups. (Thump)
  • London's fabric nightclub has nearly £110,000 in unspent cash from its #saveourculture fundraising campaign. (RA)
  • London's fabric nightclub will re-open on Friday, January 6. (RA)
  • The 25 best club tracks of 2016. (Fact)
  • FACT mix 580: Negative Gemini. (Fact)
  • Mix of the Day: Anna Wall. (DT)
  • Mix of the Day: Stonehouse. (DT)
  • Mix of the Day: Undo. (DT)
  • Dancing Astronaut’s Top 10 Albums of 2016. (DA)
  • The 100 best albums of 2016. (Noisey) Frank Ocean’s Blonde tops the list.
  • The 66 best tracks of 2016. (Thump)
  • Best 50 albums of 2016. (NPR)
  • The 50 best Moombahton songs ever. (Billboard)
  • Listen to the nominees for BBC Radio 1's 2016 Essential Mix of the Year. (Mixmag)
  • Harangue the DJ: Paramida (Guardian)
  • No Sleep: NYC nightlife flyers 1988 to 1999. (Medium)
  • Meet Dylan Harris, the promoter trying to throw parties in North Korea. (Thump)
  • Artist Tips: Pangaea. The Hessle Audio co-founder gives his thoughts on the production processes. (xlr8r)
  • The Robin Hood of Dance Music: How Discos Pegaos helped democratise the electronic scene in Chile. (Bandcamp)
  • Martin Solveig on his new single Places and returning to house music. (Billboard)
  • Martin Garrix is the happiest superstar DJ in EDM. (MTV)
  • A look at 100% Silk, the electronic label whose artists performed before the Oakland warehouse fire. (Billboard)
  • Dixon and the rise of conservative club culture. (Thump)
  • Has underground house finally run out of ideas? Meet the architects of the lo-fi invasion. (Fact)
  • Deadmau5: The full NME cover interview. (NME)
  • Major Lazer mashed up The Chainsmokers, Justin Bieber and more for YouTube's 2016 rewind. (Billboard)
  • Will Flume or the Chainsmokers define dance music this year? (LATimes)
  • 2016 in dance/electronic charts: The ChainsmokersMajor LazerCalvin Harris and more. (Billboard)
  • 2016 was the year of dancehall domination, from the charts to the underground. (Fact)
  • 2016: Carl Cox crowned the king of dance music. (Mixmag)
  • Ten new artists have been selected for Year 2 of the Future Bubblers talent discovery and artist development scheme. (RotD)
  • Jook's latest track Juice is rammed with reverberating low-end bass. (Mixmag)
  • New track from Riton called Betta Riddim (feat. Kah-Lo). (DT)
  • DJ Snake has kicked off his Asian tour this week. (Pulse)
  • Justice tease half-CD, half-vinyl hybrid release of their Woman LP. (Billboard)
  • Kraftwerk add two dates to sold-out UK tour. (Fact)
  • BEARCAT and Venus X host Brooklyn fundraiser to support Oakland fire victims. (Mixmag)
  • deadmau5 gets personal in Rolling Stone interview. (DA)
  • deadmau5 will release a new 20-track compilation in early 2017. (DA)
  • 100% Silk affiliated artists Cherushii and Nackt have been confirmed as victims of the deadly warehouse fire at the Ghost Ship art space in Oakland, which resulted in the death of 36 people. (Mixmag)
  • Beatport launches its best-of-the-year poll voted by DJs. (Mixmag)
  • Deadmau5, Jessy Lanza, Eats Everything, Helena Hauff and Metrik will be joining the BBC Radio 1’s Residency team in January. (BBC)
  • Dixon tops Resident Advisor's 2016 Top 100 list. (Billboard) Carl Cox, Skream and The Black Madonna break the top 20 for first time. 
  • Deadmau5 (Guardian2 - 3* Rachel Aroesti, FT - 3* Ludovic Hunter-Tilney)
  • Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics - 02 Arena, London (Standard - 4* David Smyth,  Times2 - 4* Ed Potton)
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